Recipes

Recipes

Quinoa and Black Beans

I swear in another life (after the life where I run a bakery in Paris, famous for its almond croissants) I want to be a South American gypsy. I love their magical literature (Marquez and Allende!), latin music, joie de vivre, and especially their food! I was introduced to Quinoa...

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Hail ye Kale!

"You have to massage your kale." That was a recent quote from my lovely produce guy who is not afraid to make me blush! Can I just say that I have fallen in love with kale...

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Pink is in!

Salmon is the poster child for Omega 3's but did you know it also helps with decreasing depression and increasing collagen production (fountain of youth skin and hair)? Who would have thought this 'punch of pink' on the plate had the power to protect against heart disease, breast and prostate...

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A Rat-tat-touille!

Ratatouille is one of my most favorite dishes! It was first created in Nice, France as an inexpensive but flavorful way to use the bounty of a Summer garden. This is truly the easiest dish to prepare and can serve as a side or meal unto itself! It's especially...

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Poisson En Papillote

I'm pulling out all the fancy French words! Poisson en Papillote simply means fish cooked in foil! A French-chef secret! It is so easy and flavorful and did I say...

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Pesto Baby!

What is Summer without fresh pesto! It is truly my go-to for everything! Not only is it the easiest, freshest, and most healthy thing to make, but it gives any dish star power! I make a big batch of pesto nearly ever week and stir it into my vegetable soup,...

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Here’s Looking At You Kid!

I love all things Moroccan: A little Humphrey Bogart from Casablanca, mint tea in a Marrakech garden surrounded by fruit and olive trees, magical doors carved in the shape of keyholes, brightly colored scarves and baboush slippers in every color of the rainbow, tabriz rugs perfect for a magic carpet...

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Delizioso!

Everything sounds better in Italian! This is my secret weapon for a quick, yummy dinner that I can whip up in 20 minutes and have my motley crew hollering delizioso! The beauty of this pasta is you can add whatever inspires you to make the dish a little more creative...

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French Brasserie-Nashville Style!

Even meat and potatoes sounds fancier in French: Poulet roti et pommes puree. Roasted chicken and mashed potatoes is standard French brasserie fare. This French "comfort food" often makes star appearances on the menus of the most famous chefs in Paris. Once you add this simple recipe to your family dinner...

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Cookie Monster Loves Cookies

My kids love to play the game, "If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring three things, what would they be?" My answer is always the same: olive oil, a good french baguette, and a life-time supply of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I believe it was living...

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